Dress up your yoga mat with the Yogom macramé carrying strap! Nowadays, macramé is very fashionable: jewelry, wall decorations, bags, clothes, plant suspensions, hammocks … But it is a very ancient art (find out below where this wonderful art comes from!)
Technical characteristics of the transport strap
- Dimensions : 3 cm x 150 cm
- Composition : 100% recycled cotton
- Manufacturing : hand-woven with the Macramé knotting technique
- Closure: the strap is adjustable according to the diameter of the carpet thanks to its 2 sliding wooden rings
- Transport: adapts to all yoga mats
What is Macramé?
Macramé is a very ancient art that has existed for thousands of years. It first appeared in China and Mesopotamia where several “relics” were found. Knotting ropes, grasses, wool or hair can be used in different ways. Two examples that you probably know: the pots surrounded by a macramé net (both useful and decorative), dating from 3500 BC in Egypt, the shoes of Otzi, iceman, dating from 3300 BC. JC and found intact with the rest of his clothes in 1991 in the öztal Alps. The heyday of this art of knotting took place in the13th century, thanks to Arab weavers, who used fabric scraps to make decorative elements. In France the art of macramé is popular in the 14th century, and was known as Carnassier’s net. This technique was used for marine nets in particular. In the 16th century, in Italy, macramé is the first art of school education. There, the first ABC of macramé was created there. In the 70s, the trend to do it yourself revived the image and use of macramé. Then came the hippie era, curtains, clothes and plant suspensions are woven everywhere! Finally, knotting is also found in nodular magic: a pagan belief that consists of making knots as an amulet, like the Indian mala! Macramé is also found among Buddhists with the Tibetan knot (the knot of happiness) or with the knot of Love for Celts …
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